UK supermarket giant tesco is taking on c-store giant 7-Eleven in Thailand with the opening of a new model called 365. My understanding is that this is a trial of a new smaller-format c-store.
In Australia we see Coles and Woolworths continuing to change their core supermarket model and, to a lesser extent unit now, play with alternative retail models. This new tesco model is something to watch.
Tatts gets this too – why else would they embrace 7-Eleven and Coles Express and treat them differently to newsagents.